Quotations About / On: RUNNING
Philosophy likes to keen common sense on the run.
(Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Fourth Selection, New York (1987).)
Might not the beatific vision become a source of boredom, in the long run?
(Samuel Beckett (1906-1989), Irish dramatist, novelist. First published in 1953. Moran, in Molloy, p. 229, Grove Press (1970).)
He's like an express train running through a tunnelone shriek, sparks, smoke and gone.
(Virginia Woolf (1882-1941), British novelist. Letter, June 25, 1935, to poet Stephen Spender. The Sickle Side of the Moon: Letters, vol. 5, ed. Nigel Nicolson (1979).)
If an Englishman gets run down by a truck he apologizes to the truck.
(Jackie Mason (b. 1931), U.S. comic. Independent (London, September 20, 1990).)
A whisper ran along the edge of the dawn.
(Zora Neale Hurston (1891-1960), African-American novelist, short story writer, folklorist, playwright and anthropologist. Tell My Horse, ch. 5, J.P. Lippincott (1938).)
Better to have beasts that let themselves be killed than men who run away.
(Jean-Paul Sartre (1905-1980), French novelist, dramatist,philosopher, political activist. The Devil and the Good Lord, act 11, sc. 1, Gallimard (1951).)
Man is a jelly which quivers so much as to run about.
(Samuel Butler (1835-1902), British author. First published in 1912. Samuel Butler's Notebooks, p. 129, E.P. Dutton & Company (1951).)
Evil is like water, it abounds, is cheap, soon fouls, but runs itself clear of taint.
(Samuel Butler (1835-1902), British author. Samuel Butler's Notebooks, p. 223 (1951).)
Smooth runs the water where the brook is deep.
(William Shakespeare (1564-1616), British dramatist, poet. Suffolk, in Henry VI, Part 2, act 3, sc. 1, l. 53.
The moon will run all consciences to cover....
(Allen Tate (1899-1979), U.S. poet, critic. "Ditty.")